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        Second Foundation

      Gnome 1953 - First Edition, First Printing. An attractive dustjacket that is vibrant in color with some wear to the spine and edges. This original First State dustjacket has the $2.75 price present on the front flap. The book is in nice condition. The binding is tight, with light wear to the panels. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a collectable copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION. We buy Asimov First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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      London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1953. Scarce editon. Black cloth titled in silver on spine. Very tidy, small store stamp in front, faint foxing in endpapers and edges and early pages. Dust jacket is unclipped, bright, light rubbing to corners and front folded edge, in a clear protective sleeve.. First UK Edition. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardback.

      [Bookseller: Mainly Fiction]
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        Sinners Club

      New York: Carnival Books / Hanro Corporation. (1953). First. First edition. Paperback original. A beautiful, fine, and probably unread copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd,. 1953. Octavo,. boards.. Slight spine lean, upper front corner tip and lower rear corner. bruised, some foxing to edges of text block (a fault common to this. book and somewhat less than usual here), a very good copy in very. good dust jacket with light edge wear, some general dust soiling,. more so to rear panel, and heavy foxing along top edge of rear flap. and along rear flap fold. Earliest state of the dust jacket with. price "12s 6d net" on front flap not clipped. (#102848). First British edition. This British edition of PLAYER PIANO is Vonnegut's scarcest trade book. 3000 copies were printed of which 1000 were apparently pulped. The author's first book. Runner-up for the 1953 International Fantasy Award. "The United States has won the third world war. Production being totally automatic, almost the whole population is on a generous dole. Only the intelligent minority works." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 159. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1202. Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, pp. 17-9. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516- 1985, p. 244. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1697-1701. Pieratt, Huffman-klinkowitz and Klinkowitz AA10.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Somersetshire Archaeological and History Society Proceedings 1852-1982: 111 Vols.

      Frederick May, 1953, Softcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionMissing years 1854, 1863-1869, 1875, 1876, 1873, 1872, 1871, 1889, 1887, 1885, 1882, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1897, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1902, 1929, 1961-1967. Also includes the general index to volumes 81 to 115 (1935-1971). Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is loose but fully intact. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Previous owner's signature in ink. Deckled edges (rough cut), browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Archaeology; England; Genealogy & Local History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 24328.

      [Bookseller: Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books]
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        F. Witschi Successeur de U. Kreutter La Chaux-de-Fonds, Suisse. Outils et Fournitures d'Horolgerie en Gros. Uhren - Furnituren und Werkzeuge en Gros. Watch Materials and Tools. Wholesale. Herramienta y Fornituras para Relojeros. Al por Mayor. Utensili e Forniture d'Orologeria all'Ingrosso. Catalogue général d'outillage . ecc.ecc.

      -,, La Chaux-de-Fonds, 1953 - La Chaux-de-Fonds, -, (1953). LX + 504 S. OLwd. In deutscher, englischer, franz., spanischer und italienischer Sprache. Beiliegend Ergänzungsliste vom März 1957. - Stärkere Gbrsp., R. angeplatzt, Gelenke gelockert, Randläsuren. - Mit Abbildungen sämtlicher angebotenen Werkzeuge. Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Against the Fall of Night

      (New York): Gnome Press. (1953). First. First edition. A chip at the crown of both the book and the jacket, thus good or a little better in an about very good dustwrapper. Inscribed by Arthur C. Clarke to his protege, one-time secretary, and longtime friend Ian Macauley, who was the dedicatee of his first hardcover novel (Islands in the Sky): "To Ian, my favorite American, on -- appropriately enough -- the day of the solar eclipse -- 30 June 56. Arthur." Macauley was an award-winning New York Times journalist who also edited Clarke's book of collected essays, Greetings, Carbon-Based Bipeds! (2000). Clarke wrote the last chapter of Childhood's End, while visiting Macauley in Atlanta in 1952, where he was reportedly greatly influenced by their discussions. A splendid association copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        UN LIBRO ILLEGGIBILE QUADRATO De Kwadraat-Bladen. The Quadrat-Prints. Les Feuilles-Cadrat. Die Quadrat-Blaetter.

      Hilversum, De Jong & Co., 1953. Mm. 250x250, astuccio mod., copertina in cartoncino grigio muto con fustellatura romboidale, pp. (36) bianche e rosse tagliate e fustellate, contenute in un "manifesto" piegato a triangoli su cui è stampato, in otto lingue, il testo biografico e la presentazione dell'A.: "Ma cosa sono questi 'Libri illeggibili'? Sono libri senza parole, libri con pagine tagliate in diversi modi, con pagine di diversi colori. Come questo libro che e' avvolto in questo foglio. Si voltano le pagine come per leggere e si compongono e si scompongono molte composizioni geometriche e quando ne trovate una che vi piace più delle altre la potete mettere sotto vetro finchè non avrete voglia di cambiarla..". "Edizione originale". ll volume fa parte della collana "De Kwadraat-Bladen", pubblicata in Olanda. Cfr. Maffei "Munari-I libri" (Sylvestre Bonnard), p. 88 - "Bruno Munari" (Electa), p. 21. Edizione in tirat. di 2000 esempl., ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Portrait Photograph of Leontyne Price

      New York, may 19 1953 - Rare portrait of the young soprano at the beginning of her operatic stardom, in coat and gown, taking a "curtain call". Not in the Library of Congress collection (PRICE, LEONTYNE) 32.5 x 23.4 cm. (12-3/4 x 9-1/4 inches). Gelatin silver print. Half-length pose holding flowers, in front of studio backdrop. Atelier stamp on rear, with pencil notes giving the date of the session, subject of the photo, and Van Vechten's id number ("xvii KK 2")

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Thurber Country

      Simon and Schuster, New York 1953 - First edition. Fine in about very good dustwrapper with shallow loss at the crown, and some splitting along the front spine fold. Inscribed to the longtime office manager of *The New Yorker*, Daise Terry: "Dear Terry, I love you, Jim." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Go Tell It on the Mountain

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1953. First. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with a couple of tiny nicks at the crown, some minor rubbing and just a touch of the usually drastic spine fading. Advance Review Copy with slip laid in (slip has some darkening along the top edge). The author's first book, an autobiographical novel based on his teenage years as a revivalist preacher in Harlem. An African-American highspot that is particularly susceptible to wear; this is a very nice copy, and only the second review copy we've seen. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        L'Anglais décrit dans le chateau fermé

      Jean-Jacques Pauvert, Oxford & Cambridge 1953 - Oxford & Cambridge [Paris], sn [Jean-Jacques Pauvert], 1953. 22,5 x 14,5 cm, in-8, 145 pp., broché, couverture gris-vert portant au premier plat une étiquette de titre blanche imprimée en rouge contrecollée. Edition originale. Tirage annoncé à 350 exemplaires, sans mention de papier (n° 156). La maquette de l'ouvrage (choix de la typographie et mise en page) est de Hans Bellmer, qui devait au départ illustrer de sept cuivres originaux cet important texte érotique. Exemplaire parfois un peu maladroitement coupé (rien de grave malgré tout). (DUTEL, 1016 ; PIA, 63) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        The Three Voices of Poetry

      London, National Book League,, 1953. Octavo. Original white wrappers printed in green. Ink blot to rear wrapper but an excellent copy. First Edition, First Impression. Presentation copy inscribed on the front cover in blue ink "To Isabel Jeans as a Christmas Card from T. S. E." The present copy contains "The Eleventh Annual Lecture of the National Book League, delivered by T.S. Eliot, O.M., at the Central Hall, Westminster, on Thursday 19th November, 1953…" Jeans performed in the first production of Eliot's Confidential Clerk.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        A Tale of Satisfied Desire. Translated into English by Audiart (i.e. Austryn Wainhouse).

      The Olympia Press., Paris. 1953 - Paris. The Olympia Press. 1953. In-8°. 105 p., 3 f. Broché, couverture rempliée. Kearney 6. - Edition originale anglaise de cette traduction partielle de "L'histoire de l'oeil". - Bel exemplaire. Sprache: Englisch [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        MAD Volume 1, Number 4

      New York, Educational Comics 1953 - Comic Book Format and Size. First Edition. Fourth Issue. Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. Without page numbers. VERY FINE. Front cover very bright and completely unmarked, without creases, chips or tears. Slight wear to top and bottom of spine. Appears very near new. Back cover without tears, creases or bumps with some rubbing and slight discoloration near bottom staple. Spine lays very flat and with a few minor stress marks. Staples strong and centerfold firmly attached. Interior pages slightly darkened, without any tears or creases. Interior unmarked in any way. Slight chip to bottom right corner on four consecutive pages near middle of book, due to publishing. Less than about 1/16' taken at worst instance. Comic is very clean and without stamped or written distribution date. Additional photos available upon request. All comics carefully wrapped and sent boxed. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tree Frog Fine Books and Graphic Arts]
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        Water colour painting of the Construction of the Brevoort Apartments on Fifth Avenue in New York City

      circa, New York 1953 - Image size approximately 15 x 18 inches. overall matted, glazed and framed 22 x 25 inches. Signed lower left. The colours of the red steel skeleton of the Breevort apartments under constructionare are strong and vibrant in this Fifth Avenue street scene. Visible around the construction site are One Fifth Avenue Hotel and the street sign for 5th Avenue and 9th Street, and in the foreground a terrace with laid tables of another famous hotel. A most attractive and interesting New York City scene. Fine condition in attractive wood frame [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Randall House (ABAA)]
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      [Palma de Mallorca]: The Divers Press 1953 - 4to., decorative wrappers lettered in brown and black; slight edge-wear. First edition of Blackburn’s translations of the Provencal poets, the first work published by Robert and Ann Creeley’s legendary The Divers Press. Below the colophon, the publisher-poet Creeley has written in pencil: "Published by the Divers Press - in great respect, Robert Creeley." A handsome copy of a landmark publication [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Fahrenheit 451

      New York: Ballantine Books, Inc.,, 1953. Octavo. Original white Johns-Manville Quinterra boards, titles to spine and front board in red. Not issued in dust jacket. Illustrations by Joe Mugnaini. Apart from a few trivial marks toe the binding an absolutely exceptional copy of a distinctly vulnerable production. First edition, first printing. Limited issue being one of 200 numbered copies signed by Bradbury and specially bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, a form of benign but fire-resistant asbestos. The binding amusingly fire resistant, in honour of course of the eponymous temperature at which paper spontaneously combusts, sadly has almost no other redeeming qualities that would make is suitable for book binding. As a consequence, copies in as remarkable condition as the present example are deeply uncommon.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Principles of operation. Type 701 and associated equipment

      New York: IBM, 1953. International Business Machines Corporation. Principles of operation. Type 701 and associated equipment. IBM electronic data processing machines. [New York: IBM, ©1953; printed 1954.] Spiral-bound. Original printed wrappers, small tear in front wrapper, light wear. 103 [1]pp., including folding illustration. Text illustrations. 282 x 213 mm. Second printing, revised. In 1952 IBM entered the commercial electronic computer market with its 701 system, designed for scientific applications, and described by IBM president Thomas J. Watson Jr., as "the machine that carried us into the electronics business" (quoted in Hurd 1983, 110). The 701, also known as the "Defense Calculator," had originally been developed to meet the high-speed calculating needs of the United States Defense Department during the Korean War. The machine was designed by an engineering team led by Jerrier Haddad and Nathaniel Rochester with an architecture based on John von Neumann's IAS computer, employing a binary number system and a parallel-memory device capable of retrieving all the digits of a "word" at once. For storage, it used three-inch "Williams tubes". The 701's processor performed multiplications at a rate of two thousand per second-four times faster than UNIVAC-and the machine could read data from both punched cards and magnetic tape. The 701 was referred to in company literature as an "electronic data processing machine"-IBM deliberately avoided using the word "computer," which was too closely associated with the rival UNIVAC.The first 701, consisting of twelve separate units, was installed in December 1952 at IBM's headquarters in New York City, in the same ground-floor display room that had formerly housed the monster SSEC electromechanical calculator (see no. 580). Eighteen more 701 systems were manufactured, most of them leased by the Defense Department or military aerospace firms for $15,000 per month; the last 701 was shipped to the United States Weather Bureau in the spring of 1955. The 701's success was critical in persuading the initially reluctant IBM to commit itself to electronic computers: "Prior to [the 701] experience, planning and marketing executives could speculate endlessly on whether data could safely be entrusted to invisible tape recording or control entrusted to the ethereal stored program. But when it had been demonstrated that 701s could be manufactured, programmed, maintained, and relied upon for useful results as promised . . . the question thereafter was not whether to build new computers but which machines to introduce and when . . ." (Bashe et al. 1986, 164)."In order to achieve maximum versatility, every function of the machine is under control of the stored program. This versatility allows the machine to execute instructions at the rate of about 14,000 per second on typical problems. Also, functions such as input-output operation, which are determined by fixed circuitry on some computers, are under complete control of the program, and, hence, under complete control of the operator. The great advantage of this system lies in the fact that a customer may build up a library of programs which will accomplish his special applications at peak machine efficiency. No compromise in efficiency is necessary in the design of the machine to accommodate an average application. Furthermore, a customer may efficiently calculate on any 701 installation simply by using his own library of programs" (p. [5]). When we checked OCLC cited three copies of this brochure. Origins of Cyberspace 710.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's]
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        The Crucible

      Viking, New York 1953 - 1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by Miller on signature label bookplate attached to title page (signature slightly smudged). One quarter grey cloth paper over boards; red lettering on spine with yellow and red curvy lines on boards; red top-stain. States first published in April 1953. A few small bumps to top board edges. Also includes laid-in a bookplate SIGNED and inscribed by actor George Gaynes who played Judge Samuel Sewall in 1966 film version of play. NOTE: book comes in a fine facsmile dustjacket- not an original 1st printing DJ. Also comes with softcover (unsigned) copy of the Dramatists Play Services acting edition. 'The Crucible'. Also includes laid-in the original Washington Post obituary for Miller. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Montemarano]
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        The 35-year-old junior Senator writes ?it is most important that Congress enact suitable amendments to the Taft-Hartley bill ? I imagine, and this is just a guess, that Senator Taft will assert a decisive influence upon the amendments that are finally accepted ??

      "Typed Letter Signed ?John Kennedy? as U.S. Senator, 1 page, 8? x 10.5?. [Washington, D.C.], April 13, 1953. To Robert Denniston, Keene Valley, New York. On ?Committee on Labor and Public Welfare? stationery listing JFK as a junior member. Fine condition. In part, ?I agree with you that it is most important that Congress enact suitable amendments to the Taft-Hartley bill. It is rather difficult to say exactly what is going to happen, but I imagine, and this is just a guess, that Senator Taft will assert a decisive influence upon the amendments that are finally accepted. For that reason, I am enclosing copies of the amendments he has submitted (not present) though they are by no means his final opinion on this question ...? Elected in 1952, John F. Kennedy had just entered the U.S. Senate on January 3, 1953, three months earlier. He is on the letterhead as the last name of six Democratic Senators listed by seniority. Senator Robert A. Taft heads the list of Republican Senators, other than the Republican committee chairman. The Taft-Hartley Labor Act of 1947, officially known as the Labor-Management Relations Act, was vetoed by President Truman but overridden by the Republican-controlled Congress. Essentially, it monitored the activities and power of labor unions. In the letter here offered, the 35-year-old junior Senator from Massachusetts was right. Senator Taft supported the amendments to the Taft-Hartley Act which were passed by Congress and signed into law by President Eisenhower on September 14, 1959. ?The Wall Street Journal? reported that the new law ?represents the worst defeat suffered by organized labor in Congress since the Taft-Hartley struggle.? "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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      New York: Spiral Press, 1953. First Edition. Wraps. Quite faint stain to very top and bottom edges of rear cover just extending to the front at the top with no effect on the contents. Near Fine. Decorated wraps. Crane B25: 4501 total copies printed, this one of 587 printed for Frost himself. This copy SIGNED by Frost on the first blank and further INSCRIBED to Rita Foster and dated "Ripton Vt/July 1954." Christmas greetings signed by Frost have become quite scarce, and when found are usually only initialled.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Song Book Of Idiot Boy

      Basil Rakoczi, 1953. Paperback, 4to, unpaginated, monochrome illusrations, pictorial wraps. Very good, wraps faintly age darkened and spotted, faint short ink score on front cover. twelve folded pages, lino cut illustration on the left and a poem on the right; folded title page with lino cut frontispiece, colophon page all loosely inserted in illustrated paper wraps; limited edition of 275 this being no 56; signed by the author and

      [Bookseller: Aurora Books Ltd]
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        The Mountain World Ten Volumes 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956 / 57, 1958 / 59, 1960 / 61, 1962 / 63, 1964 / 65, 1966 / 67 and 1968 / 69

      New York: George Allen & Unwin and Harper & Brothers 1953,1970. (Hardcover) Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo. Ilustrated with photos, drawings maps. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine in dust jacket. Some copies are review copies with publisher's review slip laid in loosely. Bookplate on front pastedown of most volumes. All cooies in very good condition. Extra postage will be required. Please inquire about postage. Edited By Marcel Kurz..

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        Sojourner, The

      Scribner New York 1953 - First Edition. Signed by Author, Fine/ Near Fine, Hard Cover. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is also the author of the Beloved story The Yearling. That novel was published in 1938 and has become a part of classic American literature. The Sojourner was published in 1953 and it is a wonderful addition to the work of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.This volume is a First edition and it is also a presentation edition. The printing was limited to 600 copies and this is copy #428. It is signed and numbered on the "Presentation Page" directly opposite the half-title page. I have never seen a better copy of this title. The book itself is in Fine condition with no soiling to the boards whatsoever. The text-block is absolutely clean with a tiny bit of toning from age. The binding is tight and this almost looks like a new book. The dustjacket is not price-clipped and the correct price of $3.50 is present. There is a very small bit of shelf-wear to the extreme top of the dustjacket where the jacket turns the corner and becomes the inner flap and also at the bottom of the same area.There is small toning to the rear panel at the top and the spine panel has a tiny bit of shelfwear to the extremities. This is a fabulous copy of an important work of American Fiction. Over all, I would rate this copy as Very Near Fine.A wonderful addition to any serious collector's shelves. We are pleased to send pictures on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Geoffrey's Rare Books]
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        Verve. Revue artistique et littéraire. Directeur: E. Tériade. Vol. VII, Nos. 27 et 28., In französ. Sprache.

      Paris: Editions de la Revue Verve 1953 - Mit 29 meist Orig.-Lithographien von Marc Chagall (8), Alberto Giacometti (2), Henri Laurens (2), Joan Miró (3), André Masson (3) u.a. 153 S. - vollständig mit allen Lithographien u. Abb., Ebd. fleckig, rückwärtig stärker fleckig, Buchrücken einseitig angeplatz u. beschädigt, Buchecken bestoßen, 3 Taf. minimal fleckig, einige S. minimal fleckig, innen insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. --- Wir akzeptieren VISA und MASTERCARD. Credit cards accepted. --- Sprache: fr Gewicht in Gramm: 1800

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        Verve. Revue artistique et litteraire. Directeur: E. Teriade. Vol. VII, Nos. 27 et 28. In französ. Sprache.

      Paris: Editions de la Revue Verve 1953.. Mit 29 meist Orig.-Lithographien von Marc Chagall (8), Alberto Giacometti (2), Henri Laurens (2), Joan Miro (3), Andre Masson (3) u.a. 153 S. Illustr. OPappband. 36x27 cm.. - vollständig mit allen Lithographien u. Abb., Ebd. fleckig, rückwärtig stärker fleckig, Buchrücken einseitig angeplatz u. beschädigt, Buchecken bestoßen, 3 Taf. minimal fleckig, einige S. minimal fleckig, innen insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. --- Wir akzeptieren VISA und MASTERCARD. Credit cards accepted. ---

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        The Sign of Jonas

      New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company,, 1953. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine and design to upper board gilt, pictorial endpapers, yellow top-stain. With the dust jacket. Housed in a brown cloth slipcase. Lightly rubbed at extremities. An excellent copy in the jacket with a tape repair to each end of the spine on the verso. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front blank to Don Preome of the Oka-La Trappe monastery in Quebec, "mon cher rev. Pere Dom Preome, hommage religieux et filial en N.S./Fr. Louis OSCO". Further inscribed by Father James Fox, then serving as Merton's abbot at Gethsemani, "to dear Dom Preome, with gratitude, affection, and an assurance of our continued prayers", then an ink stamp reading "All for Jesus Thru Mary With a Smile", followed by his signature. Both Merton and Fox use the traditional tau cross of the Cistercian brotherhood in addition to their inscriptions. With the ink stamp of the monastery Oka-La Trappe on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        THE SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS - Signed

      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953. This book is bound in blue cloth with silver lettering and a silver illustration of a plane on the front cover. Illustrated endpapers. Front endpaper features a pasted-in cut ink signature of Charles Lindbergh. Also taped to the front endpaper is an envelope addressed to the owner, with a canceled 50th anniversary of Lindbergh's translatlantic flight stamp. Owner's name on front inner board. Copyright page is marked "A". Covers, inner pages clean. Illustrated with black-and-white photos at the rear. 562 pages; approx. 6"x8".. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Photo Illustrated.

      [Bookseller: Popeks Used and Rare Books]
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      - Date : 1953 Dimensions : 60x100cm Imp : COURBET PARIS Condition : entoilée A Affiche originale entoilée en parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Philippe Beguin Affiches et livres ancie]
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        THE INVESTIGATIONS OF MONSIEUR GILLES Comprising Meet A Body, Body On The Bench and The Missing Formula.

      London: Hammond and Hammond. - 1956 1953 - Three Volumes. First English editions, first printings. Original cloth in dustwrappers. Each volume is in at least very good condition with light spotting to the text block edges when closed. In their original very good pictorial dustwrappers. MEET A BODY, translated by Kit and Delano Ames has a small ink number to the front free endpaper, otherwise clean and bright. The dustwrapper is lightly rubbed and nicked to the extremities. Not price-clipped. BODY ON THE BENCH, translated by K. Chesney, is without inscriptions or stamps. Minor marking to the cloth at the bottom of the upper board. The price-clipped dustwrapper is lightly rubbed and nicked to the extremities. THE MISSING FORMULA, translated by Delano Ames, is in clean, bright and tight condition with no inscriptions or stamps. The dustwrapper is lightly rubbed and nicked to the extremities and not price-clipped. All in all an attractive and complete set of the Investigations of Monsieur Gilles. Scarce. Hubin. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LUCIUS BOOKS (ABA, ILAB, PBFA)]
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        ALT-THÜRINGEN. Jahresschrift des Museums für Ur- und Frühgeschichte Thüringens / des Thüringischen. Landesamtes für Archäologische Denkmalpflege. Bände. 1, 2, 5-26.

      Weimar, Böhlau 1953 (-1991.). Gr.8° Leinen - Sehr guter Zustand. Die beiden ersten (broschierten) Bände etwas gebräunt und regalspurig..

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        Long Goodbye

      Houghton Mifflin, 1953-06-01 Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1954. 316 p. First American edition, first printing. (Dated 1954 on title page.) Near Fine condition hardcover in Good+ dust jacket. Clean pages and sturdy binding. Former owner's sticker on paste down, else fine. Jacket worn, creased at extremities with a few chips, most noticeably at head; clear tape on verso. Price intact ($3.00). The basis of the 1973 Robert Altman film starring Elliott Gould.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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      New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,. [1953]. Octavo,. cloth.. Sticker affixed to front free endpaper, a near fine copy in very good. plus first printing dust jacket (priced $2.50 on the front flap) with. light rubbing to edges, mild age-darkening to white lettering of. spine panel, and clipped price. (#128032). First edition. "Striking are the detailed, convincing picture of spaceship operational procedures and the suspense whenever the ship must pass through an anomaly." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-64. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-516.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        Madeline's Rescue

      New York: The Viking Press, 1953. First Edition, First Printing. Signed by the author on the half-title page. In Good+ condition. Cloth shows rubbing, areas of discoloration, light abrasions and edge wear with fraying at corners and spine ends. Pages show light general soiling, a few short closed edge tears, and evidence of an erased pencil marking. Previous owner details written and blacked out on front paste down. Presents well.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        De taal der dieren.

      De complete bundel in doorslag van typoscript. 38 bladen. 27,3 x 21,5 cm. In rood linnen overslagdoos met verzonken blauw titeletiket op voorzijde (Binderij Phoenix).* Met handgeschreven, gesigneerde opdracht op het eerste blad: 'Voor Hugo [Claus] & Elli,/ in vriendschap & hoe dat/ allemaal heet en wordt/ en werd en is,/ van/ Hans Andreus/ Oct. '51'.De taal der dieren zou in 1953, twee jaar na dit typoscript dus, verschijnen in de Ultimatumreeks van De Bezige Bij. Inhoudelijk zijn er af en toe significante verschillen. Op blad 9 werd met pen een zin tussengevoegd, op blad 18 het oneindigheidsteken. Van blad 36 en 37 ontbreekt de onderste helft, met verlies van drie kwatrijnen.Bijgevoegd: Hans Andreus, De taal der dieren. Amsterdam, De Bezige Bij, (1953). Ingenaaid. 48 p. Gedrukt in een oplage van 500 genummerde exemplaren. 1e druk. Ultimatumreeks II,1.

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        Seven Years in Tibet. Introduction by Peter Fleming. Translated from the German by Richard Graves.

      London, Rupert Hart-Davies, 1953,. in-8vo, XIII + 2 unnum p. with map of Tibet (+1 bl.) + 288 p. + 24 plates in b/w & colour, some spots on guards and edges, small legacy stamp on first fly 'Guggisberg', original blue cloth, spine with gilt lettering, Org. jacket in colour.. First english edition (first printing, 16 s. on flap). A fine copy of world-wide success in printing. Those who haven't yet read Harrer's 'Seven years', can now do so in this very rare first edition. Fascinating account of escape across the Himalayas and of the years he spent in Tibet, by one of Germany's top pre-war mountaineer's (first ascent of north face of the Eiger in 1938). Translated from German by Richard Graves and with an introduction by Peter Fleming.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. YAKUSHI H53.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        The Catcher Was a Spy: Professional baseball player and OSS agent, Moe Berg, engrossed and signed check to his alma mater, Princeton University

      "Partly Printed Check Signed ?Morris Berg,? 6.25? x 2.75?. Newark, New Jersey, October 21, 1953. Filled out by Berg, made payable to ?Princeton University Store? for $11.10, drawn on the National Newark & Essex Banking Co. Light bank stampings show through from verso. Tiny cancellation holes nick the ?M? of signature. Fine condition. Affixed to a mat with clear picture corners. Double matted with a 4.5? x 6.5? full-length image of 21-year-old rookie infielder Moe Berg of the 1923 Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers) at Ebbets Field, after he?s thrown a baseball. He was switched to catcher in 1928. Framed to 13? x 17.5?.Morris ?Moe? Berg was a member of Princeton University's Class of 1923 where he distinguished himself as a student and as an athlete, graduating magna cum laude and earning the title of Captain of the baseball team his senior season. Shortly after graduation, on June 26, 1923, he was signed by the Brooklyn Robins as an amateur free agent and played his first major league game the next day. He was sent to the minor leagues in 1924 and 1925. From 1926-1939, Berg played, almost exclusively as a catcher, for the White Sox, Indians, Senators, and Red Sox; he was released by Boston after the 1939 season. During World War II, Moe Berg was an agent for the Office of Strategic Services, operating in Europe on projects investigating Nazi resistance in Yugoslavia and German rocket engineering.?General Wild Bill Donovan, the father of the OSS, created a bohemian intelligence operation staffed by a sparkling group of amateurs that included lawyers, professors, businessmen ... Donovan initially found Berg appealing probably because of his linguistic skills [he is reputed to have mastered 12 languages]. Berg took an oath of secrecy, was issued a revolver and a capsule of cyanide, and was given a variety of assignments in Italy, Switzerland and Sweden. Easily his most significant work was in atomic counterintelligence. The British were confident that Hitler?s scientists were nowhere near completion of an atomic bomb, but Donovan and Lt. Gen. Leslie Groves, head of the Manhattan Project ?" the U.S. bomb effort ?" wanted their own confirmation. In preparation, Berg had immersed himself in nuclear physics. This enabled him to attend a lecture given in 1944 in Zurich by the leading German atomic scientist, Werner Heisenberg. Berg had orders to kidnap or assassinate Heisenberg if a German atomic bomb project was flourishing. Masquerading as a student, Berg listened to Heisenberg?s talk, which had nothing to do with weapons production. Afterward, Berg strolled about gathering information and ultimately decided to let Heisenberg be. A recently declassified memo written in 1946 by Colonel Howard Dix to recommend Berg for the Medal of Freedom says that Berg?s attendance at the meeting ?yielded the most important information snatched from under the cloak of secrecy which the Germans maintained on this subject. This and other information sent back by Mr. Berg and obtained by him while under continual risk of exposure and retaliatory action, was used in guiding, the U.S. operation in this field and in determining ... the pressures to be placed upon U.S. scientists for rapid progress towards ultimate completion of the Manhattan Project.?? In 1994, Dawidoff?s biography of Berg was published by Pantheon Books, ?The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg.?"

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        Lady and the Tramp: The Story of Two Dogs

      Simon and Schuster 1953 - Blue boards with W G in darker blue on front board. Salmon spine with blue lettering. A tiny bit of rubbing on corners. A hint on foxing on endpapers. Binding is tight. Clean throughout. The DJ has some minor chipping on edges. Top edge of rear panel has a sort tear with a crease. Not price clipped. In archival cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bearly Read Books]
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